mobile

When something is mobile it can move or be moved easily. If you walk to the end of the block talking on your cell phone, you are a mobile being using a mobile device.

A mobile is something you hang over a crib to entertain the baby, or a scale model of the universe. In 1940, the word mobile was first used to refer to a house that could be easily moved — a mobile home. If someone says to you jokingly that they "are not mobile," it means that their car is not working. It will be hard for them to be upwardly mobile, or to improve their social status, if they don't get mobile and get to work soon!

Definitions of mobile
  1. adjective
    moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
    “a mobile missile system”
    “the tongue is...the most mobile articulator”
    Synonyms:
    airborne
    moved or conveyed by or through air
    ambulant, ambulatory
    able to walk about
    floating
    inclined to move or be moved about
    maneuverable, manoeuvrable
    capable of maneuvering or changing position
    mechanised, mechanized, motorized
    using vehicles
    motile
    (of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement
    movable, moveable, transferable, transferrable, transportable
    capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
    perambulating
    strolling or walking around
    racy
    designed or suitable for competing in a race
    raisable, raiseable
    capable of being raised
    rangy
    adapted to wandering or roaming
    rotatable
    capable of being rotated
    seaborne
    conveyed by sea
    transplantable
    capable of being transplanted
    versatile
    able to move freely in all directions
    waterborne
    transported by water
    moving
    in motion
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    Antonyms:
    immobile
    not capable of movement or of being moved
    immovable, immoveable, stabile, unmovable
    not able or intended to be moved
    immotile, nonmotile
    (of spores or microorganisms) not capable of movement
    stiff
    not moving or operating freely
    nonmoving, unmoving
    not in motion
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  2. adjective
    capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another
    “a highly mobile face”
    Synonyms:
    changeable, changeful
    such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
  3. adjective
    affording change (especially in social status)
    “upwardly mobile
    synonyms: fluid
    changeable, changeful
    such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
  4. adjective
    migratory
    “a restless mobile society”
    synonyms: nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering
    unsettled
    not settled or established
  5. adjective
    having transportation available
    Synonyms:
    moving
    in motion
  6. noun
    sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
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    Antonyms:
    stabile
    a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support
    type of:
    sculpture
    a three-dimensional work of plastic art
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